Nest Feathers and Twine - Formally Artist's Block Studio

The things that make a house a home and the stuff that holds is all together.

Years ago I started this blog with a mindset and goals that I have found have changed direction over time. I am excited to say that this blog has a new name.....Nest Feathers and Twine. I hope you come by and visit often. Feel free to get comfortable and kick off your shoes and join me on this journey of metamorphosis.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

with rubberbands i dye to strip and bake for you while veritgo and i played hide and seek today

i am a bit slap happy this evening.

we are still adjusting to a school schedule.

we are all so very tired.

yesterday steph and i gathered fabric of the muslin variety....and if you ask my hubby it is musliM....

yesterday steph and i twisted, knotted, and rubberbanded fabric with anxious anticipation of what today would bring.

last night i gathered all of our supplies:

lots of these

and then i gathered

and those

and those too....

today,  i thought....hmmmm maybe i should read the directions.

this is close to what the tiny print looks like with my 45 year old use to be nearsightedness was my only visual issue

so i had to run and grab a pair of these to read the much better...

i love my cheaters.  got loads of them for a buck a pair a target a couple of years ago and they are scattered here, there, and everywhere throughout the house.
 once i had a good view of the directions i found much to mine and steph's disappointment that we needed lots of this
we don't have lots of this.  so we will have to wait until this weekend to dye all the fabric we have gathered, bunched, knotted, banded, and tied....

i had planned to multi-task today not only our dye project, but also stripping.

yup i stripped down to the bare nakedness in the backyard.

the bare naked metal and wood that is.

so with some of this citrus-y stuff

 it was generously schmered on 3 chairs
 a window pane
 and some metal vents that have a patent date of the late 1880's (ummm....forgot to snap a photo of thoses)

but these lovely pieces of semi painted-rusted-patina metal are the backs from 2 vintage chairs that fell apart. 

as the hubs headed for the trash he stopped in his tracks and wait to hear it....he knew it was yelp....'wait....don't throw those away i have an idea!'

and so he took them apart and kept the good stuff and threw out the broken-beyond-repair pieces.

i am waiting for the weather to cool just a bit so that we can light another fire in the back and finish the burning process that we started just before the weather turned so hot.

after several hours of stripping in the backyard i gave in to the hungry-hungry mosquitos.

hours with your hands inside rubber gloves leaves an arty girls fingers looking a bit like this
ewww that feels weird

and if they weren't wrinkly enough
i jumped in and took a quick shower
i will spare you those photos!

the hubs worked and worked and worked his tush off today
after he was showered and fed and tucked in bed
i set off to  make him a treat
for tomorrow

bert wanted to lick the bowl that is
please momma, if i am a good boy can i have a lick?  i know that is what he thinking. that the look of disgust i see on his face...or impatience?

maybe i will get a lick after she puts the batter in these?

 cinnamon-cakey-yumminess.....can you smell it?

even though we had to put off our the adventure we were just dye-ing to take today
it was still a very productive

vertigo and i played hide -n- seek all day
and a few times peek-a-boo

but i have to say this is the best day i have had in over 2 weeks

this arty girl is going to bed with a smile on
and her jammies.




amber heagerty said...

So glad you enjoyed your day...Bert looked pretty happy to be included too LOL

Nest Feathers and Twine said...

thanks for letting me know you stopped by amber!

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"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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